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Posted by HatKing (5949 posts) 3 months, 12 days ago

Poll: Would you date a bearded lady? (86 votes)

I'm a dude and no, I'm too shallow and constantly worry what others would think. 65%
I'm a dude yes, I only care about how much money my partners make. 16%
I'm a lady and no, I only date dudes with beards. 1%
I'm a lady and yes, and I'd be jealous of that sick face rug. 2%
Abstain, I'm too much of a coward to be candid, but I still want to see the results. 15%

I got to wondering, would I be able to date a woman with a beard? I think something about that European singing thing brought this to mind, and it's sort of been floating around my subconscious for the past few weeks. Assuming this woman was pretty much perfect in every other way, could I get over my shitty, socially-informed reservations and date a woman with a beard? I have a bit of a face bush myself, isn't it pretty lame for me not to allow a woman the same freedom? I'll admit it's almost entirely on my face from a combination of laziness and double-chin self-consciousness, but it is there. Why can't some awesome lady be allowed to grow and equally awesome beard? Does it make it better if she wears exclusively flannel shirts and carries a giant axe with her everywhere? (Yes.) Also, why does Chrome think "axe" isn't a word?

I might do it, but only if she agrees for us to, at least once, braid our beards together to form one viking Voltron-mega beard.

#1 Posted by Brendan (7807 posts) -

Relationships are part attraction and part companionship.

I wouldn't be attracted to a woman with a beard. That doesn't make me a slave to social norms. It means I'm not physical attracted to her, and the relationship would lack half of what would make it work.

#2 Edited by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

I fall in love with people, not what they look like or the bodies they have. I have my preferences (I find very feminine features the most attractive - but that means I can also be physically attracted to men too) but they're always second to whether there's a romantic and emotional connection.

#3 Edited by Turambar (6784 posts) -

Well, those choices aren't loaded at all. I love it.

#4 Posted by Nightriff (5082 posts) -

Nope, I guess I have standards

#5 Posted by ajamafalous (11994 posts) -

Your poll options are bullshit, so fuck you

#6 Edited by HatKing (5949 posts) -

@turambar: I don't know, I feel like I covered all the possible human motivations.

#7 Posted by ZolRoyce (694 posts) -

I chose abstain but I'm a lot closer to the top answer, only I would word it like this: "I'm a dude and no, I'm too shallow and constantly worry what I would think."
I like short hair on a lady. So having a face full of it would be a no, also I would debate there is nothing shallow about it, we all have types we are attracted to, physically or emotionally and to say that you aren't attracted to someone is never shallow, no matter what the reason, it's just the truth.

#8 Edited by Bocam (3750 posts) -

There are two faces where a woman could be bearded and I'd be down for one of them.

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@hatking said:

@turambar: I don't know, I feel like I covered all the possible human motivations.

:|

#10 Edited by CaLe (3985 posts) -

Only if she could also beat me in an arm wrestle.

#11 Posted by Evilsbane (4619 posts) -
#12 Posted by HatKing (5949 posts) -

@bocam said:

There are two faces where a woman could be bearded and I'd be down for one of them.

I like to call it her "Harvey Dent".

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

#13 Edited by CorruptedEvil (3292 posts) -

@nightriff said:

Nope, I guess I have standards

It's not about being shallow and caring what people thing, but physical attraction is a thing, you can't deny that, and beards on chicks aren't my thing.

This a pretty great joke though, A+.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#15 Posted by HatKing (5949 posts) -

@video_game_king: I'm sorry, that was incredibly bigoted of me. Moon folk (again, sorry if this is a racially insensitive term) have different motivations than us Earth simpletons (simpleton seems fair based on how long it took me to decide how to spell "simpleton"). Feel free to abstain from this, but because you're a higher being.

Also, is it customary for Moon women to be clean shaven or bearded?

#16 Posted by Achaemenid (92 posts) -

Initially I was like, no, but then I thought about it, and if it was a really nice beard and she was really pretty in every other way, it wouldn't actually be that bad.

#17 Posted by Sterling (2291 posts) -

Your poll options are bullshit, so fuck you

This.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#19 Posted by Christoffer (1818 posts) -

Those options are quite shit... sorry to be so blatant.

#20 Posted by Nick (666 posts) -

"I'm a dude and no, I'm too shallow and constantly worry what others would think."

This answer is bullshit, just because I think a beard on a girl is gross, means I'm shallow? If I prefer blondes over brunettes does that mean I'm shallow too? What does my criteria for physical attractiveness have to do with the depth of my personality....

#21 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5491 posts) -

I'm a dude who's not attracted to someone else with a beard. Don't really think I'm all that shallow for thinking that.

#22 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5007 posts) -

If only you would have left the stuff after the commas out.

But to answer your question, I am a dude and it wouldn't bother me.

#23 Posted by Sterling (2291 posts) -

Maybe. Also a side note. I recently discovered I dig chicks with shaved heads. Not sure why, but I find it attractive. At least on the few I've seen anyways.

#24 Posted by andmm (213 posts) -

HELL NA.

And nope, I'm not shallow. But even ladies with a hint of a stache creeps me the fuck out.

#25 Edited by Cerberus3Dog (336 posts) -

@sterling said:

Maybe. Also a side note. I recently discovered I dig chicks with shaved heads. Not sure why, but I find it attractive. At least on the few I've seen anyways.

Like this? Or like a full shave?

#26 Edited by HatKing (5949 posts) -
#27 Posted by Achaemenid (92 posts) -

Holy shit guys, you are taking his poll options waaay too seriously.

#28 Posted by development (2318 posts) -

What a terrible poll.

#29 Edited by Sterling (2291 posts) -

@cerberus3dog said:

@sterling said:

Maybe. Also a side note. I recently discovered I dig chicks with shaved heads. Not sure why, but I find it attractive. At least on the few I've seen anyways.

Like this? Or like a full shave?

Yes, like that but also a few with full shaved heads (Portman). She is one of them. Maybe with her its just because I find her so striking regardless. And same with the others. Like Natalie Portman and a few others.

#30 Edited by Kidavenger (3548 posts) -

If she was beautiful and fun otherwise, I could deal with the beard, there are a lot of other traits that are much less desirable and common than a beard on a female.

#31 Posted by pyromagnestir (4324 posts) -

As a man who is incapable of growing a beard, I fear my seething resentment over milady's ability to sprout one would lead to a brief and volatile relationship, so probably not.

#32 Posted by Abendlaender (2805 posts) -

I wouldn't date anything that's hairier than me, except a bear cause bears are awesome.

#33 Posted by Itwongo (1198 posts) -

I was into a girl with peach fuzz once, but if we're talking lumberjack beards, then I'm sorry.

#34 Posted by HatKing (5949 posts) -

As a man who is incapable of growing a beard, I fear my seething resentment over milady's ability to sprout one would lead to a brief and volatile relationship, so probably not.

So far, this is my favorite answer. What if she kindly donated her beard fibers to you? She is, after all, the perfect human. Completely selfless. Willing to give her fantastic beardly prowess to you, simply because it might bring you joy.

#35 Posted by Zevvion (1872 posts) -

No, because contrary to how much people don't want it to be true: appearance matters. If I'm not attracted to someone, which in this case would be a lady with a beard, there is no point in dating her. Yes, she can have a wonderful personality. That means I can be friends with her possibly. In my experience, if you're not attracted to each other physically your relationship will start to fade. It's a biological normality to want an attractive partner. It's not 'shallow' to want that. What's shallow is thinking only personality matters. There's more to it than that.

#36 Posted by Pr1mus (3909 posts) -

No.

But i'm not gonna vote and support your retarded poll options.

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#38 Edited by ToTheNines (721 posts) -

I am not attracted to beards.

#39 Edited by oldenglishC (957 posts) -

I originally voted "No, that's super gross". Now that I've thought about it a little bit that beard might really tickle my clock weights during service.

As long as no one ever found out, I'd give it a shot.

#40 Edited by nophilip (118 posts) -

You're only shallow (in this context) if you're basing who you want to date purely/mainly based on looks. Just because you find someone unattractive doesn't mean you're shallow. Different people are attracted to different things in men and women, and that's totally fine.

#41 Posted by Random45 (1201 posts) -

@turambar said:

Well, those choices aren't loaded at all. I love it.

Haha, no fucking kidding.